Thinning Hair? You Could Be Suffering From an Autoimmune Condition

Hair loss has multiple causes. One such cause is an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata which affects about 6.8 million men and women of all ages in the U.S.. Autoimmune illness occurs when inflammation leads to tissue destruction and your immune system mistakenly targets your own tissue. In alopecia, your immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing you to lose hair. There are several forms of alopecia areata which differ from one another in the degree of hair loss & the location of hair loss. Depending upon the severity of your autoimmune response, you may lose hair which later grows back or you may lose hair and experience no regrowth. Once you have an autoimmune illness, you

What's Driving Your Inflammation?

Could you be suffering from inflammation that is slowly robbing you of your health? Fatigue, body aches, digestive issues, cognitive problems or maybe you just haven't felt well since that illness or since that extreme workout at the gym. All of these could be signs of underlying inflammation that has your immune system caught in a vicious cycle that can lead to chronic illness. Although inflammation in the acute stage is part of a healthy immune response to injury or infection, if it is allowed to continue unabated, it can become chronic. The main drivers of chronic inflammation include: Stress Toxins Poor sleep Elevated blood sugar Digestive disorders Hormone imbalance Undetected food sens

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